Supporting Your Next Steps

I hope that you are enjoying the wealth of always-free content that Pianodao offers: more than 500 articles and reviews aimed at a wide range of piano players, teachers and enthusiasts!

I am excited to let you know that from April 2021, this content will be supplemented by a series of unique opportunities to take your piano journey forward with my direct personal support.

Interested in receiving feedback on a piece you are working on, or preparing for an exam, recital or audition? Share Your Video is a new service coming to Pianodao which will allow you to submit your video recording for constructive written feedback.

For just £20 you can share up to ten minutes of video, whether an advanced concert piece or a complete intermediate exam programme, and receive a full written feedback sheet by the weekend!

Want to go further? Why not Book Your Consultation? You will be able to benefit from a one-time personal mentoring session, either online or face-to-face, to help with your playing or teaching concerns.

And then there’s Pianodao GOLD Membership, offering both of the above on a monthly basis, as well as membership of the Pianodao Tea Room, 20% discount on your sheet music purchases from Musicroom and other selected online suppliers, and ongoing email support.

Pianodao GOLD Membership offers a complete and innovative solution for todays’ adult piano player. And those looking for regular piano lessons can still book up via Andrew’s Keyquest Music studio site.

To find out more about each of these options:

And of course the Pianodao site will continue to expand weekly with the same FREE content that readers enjoy, with articles on piano playing, teaching and living, plus reviews of the best new music!

Enjoy the site!

Andrew Eales, Pianodao Creator

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The Post-Pandemic Piano Player

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over.
But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” 

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

As I write this, we are starting to consider and look forward to the relaxation of lockdown rules in the coming weeks, with a hope that schools will resume in March and most other activities by Easter. Being cautious, I had anticipated the probability of a return of face-to-face lessons by mid-summer, but it now seems possible that life will begin returning to some-kind-of-normal sooner. Hooray!

But what will we all have learnt in the last year?
How will we have changed in general, and as piano players?
And in what ways will the teaching and learning of the piano have been fundamentally and permanently altered?

Let’s consider the “Post-Pandemic Piano Player”…

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Switching to Video Lessons

A guide for beginners by an almost-beginner

Guest Post by Garreth Brooke

Switching to video lessons at short notice is stressful!

I live in Frankfurt, Germany, where all the schools are now closed and I made the switch on Thursday afternoon. I’ve taught 6 lessons so far and overall it has gone pretty well. Here are some things I learnt that you might find useful…

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